Apex Legends Launches On Mobile This Year
Apex Legends is truly heating up. Whether it's from the leftovers of Kings Canyon that Fuse left in his path, or the scorching weather looming over the island of Olympus, both on the battleground and off it, the battle royale is moving from strength to strength.
Having recently announced that over 100 million players have jetted from the dropship, Apex Legends are gearing up for a brand-new season. The developers recently unveiled yet another heroine will be landing, in the form of tech-savvy, rocket-powered, pyrotechnic-loving Valk. The Japanese warrior will be looking to swap her heritage samurai sword for something with a little extra 'boom' as the title enters its ninth season.
However, Respawn has also been hard at work bringing Apex Legends to more screens than ever before. Having previously successfully added cross-play (not to be confused with cross-progression), and launched that enthralling game on Nintendo Switch, the developers have now revealed that Apex Legends Mobile is coming later this year.
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Game Director on Apex Legends, Chad Grenier, took to a blog post to say that "Beginning later this month, we're kicking off the first regional beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile."
The app that has been in the works for months will first be rolled out in India and the Philippines, before being introduced to wider regions throughout the year. Grenier added "The first of these begins Spring 2021, and will only be available on Android devices. As we continue with testing, we’ll expand the size of these tests, add new regions, and implement iOS support."
Just like the console and PC variations, Apex Legends Mobile will be free to play, although cross-play will not be supported.
Previous battle royale mobile apps have gone down with mixed reactions. PUBG Mobile continues to dominate the space, whilst Fortnite Mobile flopped like a barrel of fish. With hope, Apex Legends Mobile is here to stay.
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